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DIY Mosaic Bookshelf


Let me show you how to take your bookshelf and turn it into art, using colored glass, deli cups, grout and a sponge.

You Will Need:

  • bookshelf
  • ceramic tile adhesive
  • colored glass or ceramic
  • deli cups
  • grout
  • sponge
  • jewelry cleaner
  • bright marker


1. Remove and measure the back of the bookshelf

2. Buy a piece of 1/4 inch plywood with the same measurements so that you can replace it

3. Draw your tree outline based on these measurements (you can freehand or use a stencil or

4. Trace with a bright colored marker

5. Spread the ceramic tile adhesive onto the wood

6. Separate your different color glass or ceramic into deli cups or tupperware

7. Place pieces of glass and ceramic onto the tile adhesive, following the pattern of your tree

8. Allow to try for 24 hours

9. Spread grout onto the mosaic and clean with a sponge (you’ll want to repeat this a few

10. Clean mosaic with jewelry cleaner or toothpaste

11. Screw the plywood back onto the board

Do you mosaic? Share with us in the comments below! You can create this beautiful bookshelf all by shopping with Amazon online … I didn’t even have to leave the house. If you missed the episode or want to see it in action then check it out here. Tell us what you think in the comments below and remember we want to see your DIY’s on Instagram so follow @PaigeHemmis #PaigeDIY



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